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Collection Level Description: Papers of C. Anne E. Moberly and Eleanor F. Jourdain

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. c. 257, d. 249-56, e. 221-4, f. 73-5, g. 12-13
Title: Papers of C. Anne E. Moberly and Eleanor F. Jourdain
Dates of Creation: 1782-1925
Extent: 18 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English and French

Administrative/Biographical History

Charlotte Anne Elizabeth Moberly (1846-1937) was Principal of St Hugh's College, Oxford, 1886-1915, and wrote under the name Elizabeth Morison. Eleanor Frances Jourdain (d. 1924) was Principal of St Hugh's College, Oxford, 1915-1924. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Scope and Content

Papers of C. Anne E. Moberly and Eleanor F. Jourdain, relating to their experiences at Versailles in 1901, when they saw what they later surmised to be the ghost of Marie Antoinette. Their experiences are described in An adventure (London, 1911). The papers include:

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library by Miss Moberly and Miss Jourdain in 1928.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 43675-92.

Publication Note

See Scope and Content.

Access Points

Ghosts | France | Versailles

Diaries | 20th century

Jourdain | Eleanor Frances | d. 1924 | Principal of St Hugh's College Oxford

Marie Antoinette | 1755-1793 | Queen, consort of Louis XVI, King of France

Moberly | Charlotte Anne Elizabeth | 1846-1937 | Principal of St Hugh's College Oxford and Author called Elizabeth Morison


Versailles (France)

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